Saturday March 28, 2015
Home Page & News
Welcome to the website of the East Kent Hunt Branch. Established in 1933, the branch is part of Area 11. The District Commissioner is Roz Bacon and the Assistant DC is Clare Martin.
If you have any news, results, photos or anything else that would be interesting to other members please send items to website editor Celia Ransley celiaransley@equusproperty.co.uk
  
Updated 24th  March 2015
 

LATEST NEWSFLASH 

NEW – England Home International Pony Club Trial  – Well done to our Pony Club Member Ellie Tutt

On Sunday 22nd March Ellie Tutt and her pony Jack attended the Pony Club England Home International Trial   at Dallas Burston polo grounds Warwickshire.Both Ellie and Jack rode an outstanding trial and throughout conducted themselves beautifully and without a doubt were always within the top mix, Ellie’s commitment to her mounted games training throughout the winter months on a new pony paid off and she was awarded 2nd reserve.Although this doesn’t mean she attends Windsor this year she has to be ready incase an injury should occur to any of the 6 ponies or riders ahead of her. This is the first time since 2005 that an East Kent rider has been short listed, so this itself is a major achievement.

NEW – Well done to all who competed at the weekend in the Old Surrey & Burstow Tet Junior Team –  and Mini  Team more details to follow.

NEW – rally times and dates for Dressage at RDA Chartham go to rallies dressage page for more details.

NEW - Please note there has been a change of venue for the Cross Country Rally on 16th April, it will now be held at Nurstead Court, Nurstead Church Lane, Meopham, Gravesend, Kent DA13 9AD from 12pm onwards with Swedish International Event Rider Anna Hilton.  If you are interested in going please send your forms to Rachel Wilson as soon as possible if you have not already done so.  It is for members jumping 75 cm and above.

NEW – New details for Horse & Pony Care training and competitions please go to  Horse & Pony Care Page

NEW – Blue Cross/Pony Club event raised £110.00 thanks for all your support

NEW - Dates for Eventing, Hunter Trials on Eventing pages now

NEW – Schedules & dates for Tetrathlon competitions on pages now

REMINDER – We are holding a Horse and Rider Table Top Sale on Saturday 28 March from 9am-12noon at Elham Village Hall to raise branch funds.  Tables are £10 each.  Come along and sell or buy second hand, or new, horse and rider items including second hand pony club items, everyone welcome, open to all.Why not book a table or share a table with a friend?  If you only have a few items (either less than 5 or sale value under £15) you would like to sell, why not bring them along and we will sell them on our own Pony Club Table.  Items must be clean and in good condition, clearly tagged with your name and price.  Any items sold we will retain 50% of the sale price for pony club funds, any items not sold must be collected at 12 noon or they will be disposed of at our discretion.  Please contact me if you wish to sell any items on the Pony Club Table.Tables must be booked in advance – call Sheila 07950 603638 or email andy.parmenter@ntlworld.com.  Any other queries – ask!As this event is open to everyone, please let all your other friends know too.

NEW – Easter Holidays Rally details (click on link below for full details forms to be returned by 22nd March to Rachel Wilson – rally organiser)

EKHPC – Easter Holiday Rallies

NEW – Exciting news our branch has been selected to pilot the THE YOUNG EQUESTRIAN CLUB within our Branch. Young Equestrians is a scheme created by Hoof, The British Equestrian Federation legacy programme, in collaboration with the Pony Club aimed at 13-18 year olds. Thanks to Sport Englands funding we are given virtual tools to help establish the club and marketing materials.It provides an extra social element for the teenagers to spend more time with their friends, developing life skills, generally having fun and hopefully trying new activities. It will also give older members a chance to be more involved and an opportunity to voice their ideas. Then we will try to arrange appropriate events in the holidays depending on what the Young Equestrians want.The only requirement is that the teenagers register (no fee) and each week record on the online portal their riding sessions (at home, rallies, shows etc, achievements and any skills gained). This scheme also works well with YELA as volunteering hours can be recorded.

We launched  this scheme in Half Term on Sunday 15 February and had some great feedback.See new page The Young Equestrian Club for more details.

NEW – weekend rally dates with Claire  Stryzyk

NEW –  PC –  Camp dates for 2015 – Full details on Camp Details Pages Now limited spaces so apply now !

Senior Camp Monday 27 July to Friday 31 July – Coldblow Farm – 

Junior Camp Tuesday August to Thursday 6 August –Bigberry Farm – Cost £180.00 per member – ‘Residential Camp’

Mini Camp Monday 10 – Weds 12 Aug – Hampton Farm –   Cost £85 per member – Daily Camp

Recent Achievements by current members – We would just like to say how proud we are of the recent achievements of EKH Pony Club members in their own particular fields,but feel it is better that this website is reserved for Pony Club achievements only.

Request from Roz Bacon - We are looking for a volunteer parent to co-ordinate rosettes and trophies for our branch please contact Roz Bacon direct on 01233 750327 or roz.bacon@btinternet.com

LOST PROPERTY – Found at East Kent Hunt Triathlon Competition 20th February 2015

We found 2 pairs of spikes, one pair of blue and green with socks in a bag and the other pair were purple and orange.  A lightweight blue jacket with name of Flynn in it, logo of Macclesfield Junior FC.  Please contact Rosie  Clapham  on 01303 840652.

NEW – FUN QUIZ NIGHT  Saturday 18th April 2015 – contact Sheila Parmenter on andy.parmenter@ntlworld.com or 07950 603638